This first Saturday after Labor Day each September celebrates the theme of “Keep America Bee-utiful” by planting pollinators, in addition to native species.
Join us for a special evening to honor those who are making a positive difference in Manatee County’s quality of life. You will enjoy our awards ceremony, a keynote address, live tropical music, a wonderful dinner and a cash bar.
Our keynote speaker will be announced later in the year.
Tickets are $30 per person, and sponsor opportunities are available with exclusive benefits. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 795-8272 to purchase tickets or secure a sponsorship.
The International Coastal Cleanup is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. Locally, Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates Adopt-A-Highway, Road and Shore groups to clean their adopted sites.
Other volunteers can do cleanups by checking in at:
Anna Maria City Hall at 10005 Gulf Dr.
Historic Wares Creek at Bradenton Woman’s Club at 1705 Manatee Ave. W.
City of Holmes Beach at Kingfish Boat Ramp on S.R. 64 W.
F.I.S.H. Preserve at 11601 Cortez Road W.
Terra Ceia Bay with Wildlife Rescue Service on U.S. 19 at northwest corner of bridge by Sea Hut’s Crab Trap
Old Braden River Historical Society at Jiggs’ Landing, intersection of Braden River Road & Linger Lodge Road — bring your canoe, kayak or power boat to clean this river
Ray’s Canoe Hideaway at 1289 Hagle Park Rd. off Upper Manatee River Road — free boat launch & use of canoes on a first-come, first-serve basis to clean this river
This fun family event draws attention to the natural beauty of our beaches. Held on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico at Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island, amateur teams in school and adult divisions compete in a sand sculpture competition and raise funds to support Keep Manatee Beautiful’s programs. Learn the “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” of sand sculpture at free clinics taught by master sculptors Team Sandtastic from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, while the competition is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For the entry form, go to www.manateebeautiful.com. To register a team or sponsor a school’s team, e-mail us at email@example.com or call (941) 795-8272.
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME) meets quarterly to discuss ways to enhance Palma Sola Scenic Highway that encompasses S.R. 64 West/Manatee Avenue West from East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach to 75th Street West in Bradenton.